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Published on July 24, 2012

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Here's one strategy for greening your child care environment, engaging children and their families, and detail on how this activity meets National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework learning outcomes.
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National Quality Standards1, 3 & 6and Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes 2 & 3  Practical Ideas for meeting & exceeding these  No natural environment, no problem  Increase family and community participation  Take and teach responsibility for food waste  Reduce waste costs

CONTENTS•Introduction and overview•Which quality standards are addressed?•Food waste and child care facilities•About Bokashi composting• Step-by-step Bokashi - What to do and which standards this addresses This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

INTRODUCTIONThis presentation explains how you can meet some ofyour National Quality Standard and Early YearsLearning Framework requirements by using Bokashicomposting.This is particularly helpful for those child care facilitiesthat have little or no natural environment spaces.You will be guided step-by-step how to do Bokashicomposting, and how these actions meet your qualityrequirements. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

INTRODUCTIONInvolving children in a bokashi program is an example ofintentional teaching . Educators are making a deliberate andinformed decision to promote sustainable practices and embedthem in their everyday practice.Setting up and maintaining the bokashi process allows foreducators and children to work together;recycling, observing, predicting and producing results that canbe used as part of a holistic gardening and self-sufficiencyprogram.The practices and outcomes of this program can then beshared with parents and the wider community as a way ofencouraging partnerships. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

WHO’S ON BOARD WITH BOKASHI?Either implementing, or supporting theimplementation of: Universities VicChild Care Centres LaTrobe University, Melbourne CampusSA Blackwood Community Business Queen Elizabeth Hospital Community SARenmark Childrens Centre Relationships Australia (SA) Seaton Child Care NSWVic Marrickville Council Administration CentreAltona Meadows Child Care Centre ANTaR NSW Family Day Care AssociationSchoolsSA CouncilsHallett Cove Pre School SA Para Vista School Onkaparinga CouncilCoorara Primary School NSWAngaston Primary School Marrickville CouncilEdwardstown Primary School Manly Council Westbourne Park Primary School Vic Hobsons Bay City Council This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

WHICH STANDARDS?NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS• Quality Area 1: Educational program & practice• Quality Area 3: Physical environment• Quality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communitiesEARLY YEARS LEARNING FRAMEWORK• Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world• Learning Outcome 3: Children are confident and involved learners This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

WHICH STANDARDSMORE SPECIFICALLY, National Quality StandardsQuality Area 1: Educational program & practiceStandard 1.1 - An Approved Learning Framework informs the development of a curriculum thatenhances each childs learning and development. – Element 1.1.1 - Curriculum decision making contributes to each childs learning and development outcomes in relation to their identity, connection with community, wellbeing, confidence as learners and effectiveness as communicators. – Element 1.1.5 - Every child is supported to participate in the program. – Element 1.1.6 - Each childs agency is promoted, enabling them to make choices and decisions and influence events and their world. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

WHICH STANDARDSMORE SPECIFICALLY, National Quality StandardsQuality Area 3: Physical environmentStandard 3.2 The environment is inclusive, promotes competence, independent exploration andlearning through play. – Element 3.2.1 Outdoor and indoor spaces are designed and organised to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments.Standard 3.3 The service takes an active role in caring for its environment and contributes to asustainable future. – Element 3.3.1 Sustainable practices are embedded in service operations. – Element 3.3.2 Children are supported to become environmentally responsible and show respect for the environment. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

WHICH STANDARDSMORE SPECIFICALLY, National Quality StandardsQuality Area 6: Collaborative partnerships with families & communitiesStandard 6.1 Respectful, supportive relationships with families are developed and maintained. – Element 6.1.2 Families have opportunities to be involved in the service and contribute to service decisions. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

FOOD WASTEChild care centresproduce an average 25kgsof food waste per dayFood is the largest waste product of small tomedium sized businesses31% food and kitchen waste; 23% paper and cardboard 18% plastics 9% woodDisposal survey of the commercial and industrial waste stream in Sydney, Department of Environment, Climate Changeand Water, 2010 www.environment.nsw.gov.au/warr/commercialindustrialwaste2008.htm This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

FOOD WASTE – WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?Organic material buried in landfill produces methane:21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide as agreenhouse gas!In addition to producing harmful greenhousegases, organic waste in landfills contributes to theproduction of leachate (liquid that drains fromlandfills) which is toxic, difficult to manage and cancontaminate surface and ground water.Marrickville Council, Resource Smart. Minimising Organic Food Waste in Your Business This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

FOOD WASTE – DISPOSAL OPTIONS Traditional Worm Farming Bokashi Composting FermentationNeeds technical know-how   Produces liquid fertiliser   Produces composted soil   Can be left unattended for 6 weeks   Meat, dairy & citrus can be added   Attracts vermin  ? Children can easily participate   Needs to be ‘turned’    This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

BENEFITS OF BOKASHI• Reduce your landfill contribution by about 30%• Meat, fish, small bones and citrus CAN be added unlike with worm farms or traditional composting systems• No foul smell, flies or vermin• Less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional (aerobic) composting• Increased soil fertility, faster: rich soil within approximately 1-2 months (5-6 times faster than traditional composting systems)• Space-saving: the fermenting process reduces the volume of the food waste This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

CASE STUDIESRenmark Children’s Centre have cut wastecollection costs by 50% (a saving of $375 perannum) through Bokashi and other initiatives.Blackwood Community Child Care havereduced their waste from 5 bins per week to1.5 through Bokashi and other initiatives. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

BOKASHI IS…• A way to dispose of your food waste.• Composting for dummies… or people… with little garden space with no technical know-how who aren’t keen on caring for worms who want added benefits This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP I NEED…1. Bokashi buckets• Either one per room or a few in an outdoor space. Jaki Bokashi canadvise a good system for your specific space.• largest bucket on the market, & only Aus-made, carbon-mile-friendlybucket sold by Jaki Bokashi http://jakibokashi.com• 10% discount to child care facilities2. Bokashi mix•Jaki Bokashi provide 10% discount to child care facilities Quality Area 3, Standard 3.3& 3.2, Elements 3.2.1 &3.3.13. A way to dispose of the Bokashi waste and Bokashiliquid fertiliser.• How-to later in this powerpoint This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP INTRO TO THE CHILDREN Introduce the bokashi process to the children, and the reasons for it.EYLF Learning Outcome 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements 1.1.5 & 1.1.6Quality Area 3, Standard 3.3, Element 3.3.2 This powerpoint by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP EMPTY FOOD SCRAPS Collect and empty food scraps into the Bokashi bucket • Scraps can be put directly into the Bokashi bucket or collected during the day in a container and tipped into the Bokashi bucket at the end of the day • Children can be involved in thisEYLF Learning Outcomes 2 & 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Element 1.1.6Quality Area 3, Standards 3.2 &3.3, Elements 3.2.1, 3.3.1 &3.3.2 This powerpoint by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP SPRINKLE ON MIX• When you have added a 3 to 4 cmlayer of food, sprinkle Bokashi mixover food waste. It does not need tobe smothered.• Children can be involved in thisEYLF Learning Outcomes 2 & 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Element 1.1.6Quality Area 3, Standards 3.2 &3.3, Elements 3.2.1, 3.3.1 &3.3.2 This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP DRAIN & USE FERTILISER The bokashi mix will make the food ferment and produce a liquid fertiliser. This will start immediately and take about 2 weeks to produce liquid. •Drain the liquid every 2-3 days. Children can be involved in thisEYLF Learning Outcomes 2 & 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements 1.1.1 & 1.1.5Quality Area 3, Standards 3.2 &3.3, Elements 3.2.1, 3.3.1 &3.3.2 • The liquid can be diluted and used to fertilise pot plants or veggies. • Parents and staff who garden may appreciate being given the liquid fertiliser if you don’t have your own garden on-site. Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements 1.1.1 & 1.1.6 Quality Area 6, Standard 6.1, Element 6.1.2

ACTIVITY IDEA The liquid colour will depend on the food that has been put into the bucket. The liquid pictured on the far right had beetroot added to the bucket and is therefore more red. •Talk about the colours of food •Recall what foods have gone into the bucket •Guess what colour the liquid will be this timeEYLF Learning Outcome 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements1.1.1, 1.1.5 & 1.1.6

STEP BY STEPCONTINUE FERMENTATION Store the bucket and contents out of direct sunlight without opening bucket lid for 7 to 10 days in the summer and 10 to 14 days in the winter to allow the food waste to ferment. This presentation by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

STEP BY STEP COMPOST SOILWhen the bokashi has finished fermenting, the waste will have reduced downand is ready to be buried and automatically compost the soil.For those with no space to bury the waste,•it can be used in pot plants to regenerate the soil, or•parents and staff who garden may appreciate being given the Bokashi waste EYLF Outcomes 2 & 3 Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements 1.1.1 & 1.1.6 Quality Area 3, Standards 3.2 &3.3, Elements 3.2.1, 3.3.1 &3.3.2 Quality Area 6, Standard 6.1, Element 6.1.2

STEP BY STEP REFRESHER1. Place your food scraps into the Bokashi Bucket2. Sprinkle over Bokashi Mix3. Roughly mix, then compress with masher4. Close the Bucket lid, ensuring it is airtight5. Drain off liquid every 2-3 days6. Repeat until the Bucket is full7. Leave full Bucket to ferment away from sunlight for 2 weeks, draining liquid during this time8. Bury the fermented waste in a shallow hole9. Clean the Bucket and re-use

ACTIVITY IDEA Why not get the children to draw pictures about the stages of the bokashi process? Some of these could be used at instruction points for children, such as where they empty their scraps.EYLF Outcomes 3Quality Area 1, Standard 1.1, Elements 1.1.1 & 1.1.6Quality Area 3, Standards 3.2 &3.3, Elements 3.2.1, 3.3.1 &3.3.2

PEER ADVICEBlackwood Community Child Care Centre have a lot of experienceimplementing Bokashi and other green practices.To really get your head around the practicalities ofimplementation, and chat about policy perspectives, considervisiting their Centre; they host a tour of their initiatives for a veryreasonable fee.Contact Janine on 82787271 or bcccc@senet.com.au

ACCREDITATIONCommunity child care centres: Did you know?If you are implementing Bokashi and/or other green technologies in yourservice, the South Australian government is currently 100% subsidisingcommunity child care centres to participate in the 6P Green Program. Thisis a thorough program that can enable your centre toimplement/quantitatively show your leadership in this area.Not only good for the environment, this may -attract families - save money - support funding applicationsFurther details at www.6pgreen.com.au

Thank you. Feel free to get in touch. folks@jakibokashi.com jakibokashi.com 0412 180 586 This powerpoint by Jaki Bokashi is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States.

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